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Cedrick Wilson’s Breakout Performance vs Seahawks was a Long Time Coming

When the took on the last Sunday, they were facing a that was allowing a league-worst 415.5 passing yards per game. caught at least nine passes for the second time in three games, and led the team with 138 yards receiving.

However, the biggest storyline out of the Cowboys receiver room this week was the performance of , and it's been a long time coming.

In two years at Boise State, Wilson hauled in 139 passes for 2,640 yards and 18 touchdowns, which included All-Mountain West and Las Vegas Bowl honors in 2017.

Wilson was selected by the Cowboys with the 208th overall pick in the of the 2018 . Before the rookie could get his feet wet, he suffered a torn labrum after injuring his shoulder in . He was placed on on July 31 which ended his rookie campaign.

On August 31, 2019, Wilson was released after he was passed on the depth by but was signed to the on September 2. He caught a break on September 13 when he was promoted to the active roster after suffered a concussion in the vs the . Unfortunately, though, he was hit with another setback on December 10 when he was placed on injured reserve due to a knee issue.

So as you can see, and not a lack of talent have derailed the first few years of Wilson's career. This past Sunday, however, Wilson showed the potential he can bring to the Cowboys .

With just over six minutes to go in the first half, Wilson caught his first pass of the season on a slant route and took it 40 yards for a touchdown, bringing the Cowboys within one point of the Seahawks at 16-15.

The Seahawks led the Cowboys 30-15 with just under six minutes to go in the third quarter before Wilson struck again. On his second reception of the day, Wilson went 42 yards on a crossing route for his second touchdown, pulling the Cowboys within eight at 30-22.

Wilson only had five receptions for 46 yards in 2019. He matched that catch total vs the Seahawks on Sunday and became the fourth Cowboys receiver to gain 100 yards in a game already in 2020. The Cowboys have a three-headed monster at with Cooper, Gallup, and . Now, if Wilson can continue to take advantage of his opportunities, there might be a fourth guy defenses around the league have to gameplan for when facing the Cowboys this season.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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